3 HOURS OF HUNGARORING (September 13 and 14)
Following the two-month summer break, the European Le Mans Series championship picks up where it left off and heads to Hungary’s F1 circuit of Hungaroring. The entire Signatech-Alpine team and Nelson Panciatici feel ready for this return to work!
The Alpine A450 currently holds two consecutive podiums with a second place in Italy and Austria. These performances put them in second place in the provisional overall rankings of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) championship. However, to stay in the race for the title, a victory on the Hungaroring circuit is practically mandatory. The Signatech-Alpine team, managed by Philippe Sinault, have looked at every small detail to leave nothing to chance.
Nelson Panciatici has also prepared himself with this in mind:
“I know the circuit well and I like it a lot. That hasn’t stopped me from working on the Ellip6 simulator to get back into the pace. We have to pull out all the stops to win, that’s the bottom line to stay in the race. The whole Signatech-Alpine team is motivated to win this bet and they have worked hard to do so. We make a balanced team with my co-driver, Pierre Ragues, and we’re able to rival the best. We’re sure we can put on a good race. The Alpine A450 can aim for victory, we just need to find the right balance between our Michelin tyres and our car quickly but I’m confident we can do that because it’s what the Signatech-Alpine team excel at. It’s a difficult circuit to overtake on and the position on the starting grid is important, especially for the first relay. It could make all the difference when the chequered flag goes down as we saw on the Red Bull Ring. Driving the Alpine motivates us like nothing else and that helps us towards our goals!”
For the Signatech-Alpine team, victory is the prime objective this weekend and Nelson Panciatici will want to be a part of it!